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PHP 5 Advanced OOP and Design Patterns

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This chapter covers the more advanced object-oriented features of PHP, many of which are critical when implementing large-scale OO applications.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

"I made up the term `object-oriented,' and I can tell you I didn't have C++ in mind."--Alan Kay, OOPSLA '97

4.1 Introduction

In this chapter, you learn how to use PHP's more advanced object-oriented capabilities. When you finish reading this chapter, you will have learned

  • Overloading capabilities that can be controlled from PHP code

  • Using design patterns with PHP 5

  • The new reflection API

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